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Kirkland Police Department

  • May 30, 2008

Kirkland drug-ring leader sentenced to 13 years

A former Cascadia Community College student who was found with more than 57 pounds of heroin and cocaine at his Kirkland home at the time of his arrest was last week sentenced to more than 13 years in prison.

  • May 30, 2008

Alcohol cited in fatal crash

Alcohol and speed caused a crash on Avondale Road Northeast in Redmond that killed a 30-year-old Kirkland resident early last Friday, police said.

  • May 30, 2008

Stretch of 80th closing for 30 days starting May 13

A four-block stretch of N.E. 80th Street will close for 30 days beginning May 13 as the city begins work on its Street Sewer and Water Main Replacement Project. The project area is from approximately 122nd Avenue N.E. to 126th Avenue N.E.

  • May 30, 2008

News Briefs

The city is encouraging Kirkland residents and business owners to participate in an online survey to assess the sustainability of the local economy.

  • May 30, 2008

Two juveniles arrested for arson fire April 27

Two Kirkland male juveniles, ages 15 and 16, were arrested last week in connection with an arson that damaged a vacant home on the 8200 block of 124th Avenue N.E. The home, owned by the city, was among three abandoned single-family structures scheduled to be demolished in the coming weeks to make way for development of the Rose Hill Meadows park.

  • May 30, 2008

Families wait-listed at Peter Kirk

Red tape, little-understood tax rules and a growing number of families in the Norkirk neighborhood are gumming up full-day kindergarten enrollments at Peter Kirk Elementary, school officials are saying.

  • May 30, 2008

Measles cases traced to this area

Already focused on Kirkland as the possible source of eight cases of measles in Grant County, local public health officials said last weekend that another Grant County resident who visited the area at the end of April has contracted the disease.

Council decision could land city in court

The futures of both a planned downtown redevelopment and a key city board were put in doubt last week when the City Council voted to support an appeal of the project.

  • May 30, 2008

District unveils new teaching strategy

Lake Washington School District officials ran their own version of the popular TV show “Extreme Makeover” at a special April 29 meeting for future Kangs and their parents.

  • May 30, 2008

Police Blotter

Between Wednesday, April 30, and Tuesday, May 6, the Kirkland Police Department reported 268 traffic violations, 18 car accidents, 17 alarm calls, 16 noise complaints, 15 thefts, 13 vehicle prowls, 10 DUI, 10 domestic violence incidents and nine assaults. At least 50 people were arrested.

  • May 30, 2008

Budget-crunch worries looming over City Hall

After months of gloomy forecasts, the City Council finally looked City Hall’s elephant squarely in the eye.

  • May 30, 2008

Tatupu arrested for DUI in Kirkland

Kirkland Police netted an unexpected catch last week in its ongoing focus on DUI enforcement.

  • May 30, 2008

DRB takes another hit

The Kirkland Design Review Board took another hit last week following the City Council’s controversial support of an appeal of the Bank of America/Merrill Gardens downtown redevelopment project.

  • May 30, 2008

Car prowls on the rise in Kirkland

Sixty-five GPS units have been reported stolen to the Kirkland Police Department since the beginning of the year, according to police. The Kirkland area has experienced an increase in the number of vehicle prowls in the past few months, the department said through a news release late last week.

  • May 30, 2008

State patrol targeting local seat-belt offenders

The Washington State Patrol plans to specifically target Kirkland drivers not abiding by the state’s seat-belt laws today through May 29.

  • May 30, 2008

County, Port seal rail corridor deal; mull public process

Regional stakeholders gathered in front of the Wilburton trestle at the Bellevue Fire Station May 12 to sign a historic agreement that will bring the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Rail Corridor into public ownership.

  • May 30, 2008

Parkplace, picnics pondered at neighborhoods meeting

Zero Waste picnics, a city sustainable business survey and Parkplace redevelopment were all on the agenda Wednesday night at a Heritage Hall meeting for neighborhood leaders.

  • May 30, 2008

Police Blotter (May 7-21) Kirkland Police Department

Between Wednesday, May 7 and Tuesday, May 13 the Kirkland Police Department reported 268 traffic violations, 20 vehicle prowls, 20 thefts, 18 alarm calls, 12 car accidents, 12 assaults (6 domestic violence), 10 noise complaints and 7 DUIs. At least 39 people were arrested.

  • May 30, 2008